The aim of the LSMD Speech and Drama syllabus is to develop the students' understanding of poetry, prose, drama, mime and improvisation and to develop the voice and introduce students to the theory of good speech. Our syllabus is designed to produce a student who is confident, creative and an effective communicator. Our teachers are trained in the following areas: Speech and Drama, Effective Communication, Public Speaking, Choral Verse Speaking, Solo Acting, Duologues and Group Drama.
Our teachers offer both One-Day Workshops and a Fixed Term Workshop in the following areas:
- Effective Communication for Schools
- Transition Year Programme
- Team Building Workshops
- Acting Workshop
- Communication and Public Speaking
- Speech & Drama
- Drama (Solo Acting, Duologues and Group Drama)
If you are interested in holding a workshop in your school, please contact the Leinster School at [email protected] who will be delighted to help you find a local teacher.
About the Leinster School of Music and Drama
The Leinster School of Music and Drama (LSMD) was established in 1904 by Mr Samuel Myerscough, an acclaimed musician, teacher and examiner, to train teachers to teach music to a higher standard. In the 1940s, they saw the importance of Speech and Drama and developed a syllabus in response. By the 1950’s, the LSMD was examining over 3000 students throughout the country. The numbers continued to increase throughout the decades and the LSMD now have over 2000 teachers nationwide, and we examine over 15000 students annually from Introductory Grade up to Licentiate Diploma.